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Mary Magdalene

Talented British screenwriters Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett team up with Australian filmmaker Garth Davis (Lion, Top of the Lake) to retell the story of Mary Magdalene from a refreshing new angle. With acting support from the prolific Joaquin Phoenix and London-born Chiwetel Ejiofor, this outstanding biopic was co-produced by the UK’s See-Saw Films and Film4.





Set in the first century, Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara) flees a soon-to-be arranged marriage, finding sanctuary and a sense of meaning in a new movement led by Jesus (Joaquin Phoenix). As the only woman within his group of disciples, Mary takes on a patriarchal society as she becomes awoken spiritually and enters an unprecedented historical moment.